Pit bulls can get a bad rap sometimes. But you won’t be hearing any pit bull naysaying coming from 18-year-old Maya Fairweather.
That’s because of this little guy. His name’s Apollo and he saved Maya’s life.
According to the New York Post Maya was recently visiting her boyfriend in Brooklyn.
Around 10 pm she took the 5-month-old puppy out for a stroll in the Red Hook Recreation Area park. She put her headphones in and let the dog off the leash.
That’s when things went south.
Maya said “I felt someone pull my headphones, I thought it was my boyfriend grabbing me, so I turned around and smiled — but it wasn’t my boyfriend. “I fell down on my hands. I just closed my eyes because they say that if you see their face, they will kill you. I froze. I was really scared.”
The attacker tried pulling off Fairweather’s pants when out of the darkness came Apollo. Apollo’s teeth landed on the attackers leg like it was the moon. That gave Maya enough time to escape. Eventually the attacker ran away.
Somebody’s getting extra milk bones tonight.